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Bird Flu Studies Mired In Export Control Law Limbo

Export controls designed to restrict international trade in weapons are keeping scientists from sharing their research on the bird flu virus.
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The Key To Keeping Lice At Bay? A Lot Of Hot Air

When kids are infested with head lice, a certain amount of panic — even desperation — can spread through a household. Parasite expert Dale Clayton knows that nightmare all too well, but now he also has a solution — using hot air to dry lice out and kill them and their eggs.
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Colon Cancer Screening More Likely When People Are Given A Choice

People are more likely to get screened for colon cancer when their doctor gives them a choice of methods. Pushing colonoscopies alone may keep people from getting screened at all, according to a new study.
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With Cancer Care, The U.S. Spends More, But Gets More

Cancer care costs more in the U.S., but people live longer than they do in European countries, according to new research. But the numbers are 10 years old, and it will take more research to know if today's increased spending is worth it.
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Fast Food Chains In Cafeterias Put Hospitals In A Bind

Hospitals trying to eliminate unhealthy food from their cafeterias are finding that uprooting fast food chains isn't easy.
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Sexual Abuse: What Finally Made It 'Ok To Tell'

Lauren Book grew up in what looked like a stable upper class home. But over six years, Lauren was sexually and physically abused by the family's female nanny. Her memoir It's OK to Tell challenges commonly held ideas about sexual abuse, and she speaks with host Michel Martin. (Advisory: This segment may not be suitable for all audiences.)
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Insights from New Research into Autism

The diagnosis of autism in the U.S. has almost doubled in the past decade. Join guest host Susan Page to discuss new research on factors that might contribute to this complex condition.

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Wider Use Of Breast Cancer Radiation Technique Raises Concern

The use of brachytherapy is gaining popularity, but some medical experts worry that not enough research has been done to make sure it works as well as the traditional approach to radiation.

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